Monday, December 18, 2017

Member Michelle Caffrey's NEWEST book in time for Christmas!

For immediate release to Michelle Caffrey 730 Grand Rapids Blvd Naples, FL 34120 Phone 262-374-2657

Just published—New book offering by Naples writer in time for Christmas:
BRING JADE HOME: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her. Michelle Caffrey’s heartwarming recount of a family and their Australian shepherd, lost for forty-four days is a seasonally joyful tale for all ages.

BRING JADE HOME. (226 pp. $15.95, and Kindle $9.99 and free on Kindle Unlimited) To obtain a copy of the book in either paperback or PDF format to review, or for an interview, contact Michelle Caffrey at or phone at (262) 374-2657. Additional photos are available to help illustrate a feature article.

Mary McCluskey, award-winning novelist, says, "Bring Jade Home is a true story that reads like a literary thriller. It’s a page-turner of a book with a mystery at its heart and a cast of well-drawn characters. The central character, of course, is Jade herself, a beautiful, blue-eyed Australian shepherd, who, after a terrifying traffic accident—chillingly described here— runs off into the stunning wilderness that is Yellowstone National Park. Bring Jade Home is the perfect book for animal lovers, particularly dog lovers, but it has a wider appeal—it is uplifting, and shows to what lengths we as humans will go to help each other when moved to do so. An inspiring story for just about everyone.”

Caffrey is a Naples-based freelance writer, the author of Just Imagine: A New Life on an Old Boat. She is currently marketing two novels. ###

Monday, May 8, 2017

Membership Open

If you are interested in joining this group, please fill out the application and submit a sample of your published (or polished work in progress). Advanced writers only need apply.
  • We are a very small group and keep it that way; no more than six people.
  • We meet for two hours every other Saturday morning. A firm commitment to attend meetings is required. (vacations, etc. are taken into consideration, especially during summer season, but attendance is important and not an elective.)
  • We meet in North Naples, off the south entrance to Old Highway 41, close to the Tamiami Trail (41).
  • We use the Microsoft Word "Review" editing software on computer, so one needs to know how to use that.
  • Members must have the time to critique the work of five other members (normally a chapter each) within the two week interim, between meetings -- also to send out a chapter of their own work for critique after every session.

  • We are NOT competent to work with:
  • Poets
  • Playwrights/screenplay writers
  • Writers of school or business text books
  • Writers of hard porn, religious or political opinion or scientific studies
  • We basically know and write fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction--and are qualified to give competent critique on such.

    This is a very dedicated group, not a social club, (probably not a good choice if you're just interested in meeting new people) and hard working at the craft of writing good fiction. If you can meet our standards and seem like a good fit, we would love to hear from you.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Glenn Miller Wins First Prize at SCBWI Contest

    Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators

    Whoooooo!! We are so proud of Glenn Miller for his First Place prize for Children's Picture Books.

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    New Meeting Room

    We are pleased to move into our new meeting room, thanks to Glenn Miller!

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Glenn Erick Miller Nominated for 2016 Pushcart Prize!

    We are so proud to report that Glenn Erick Miller, a member of the North Naples/Bonita Springs Advanced Writing Group, was just nominated for the Pushcart Prize by R.K.VR.Y. Quarterly Literary Journal for his flash, "WEIGHTLESS".